A comprehensive, weekly recap of the news and events that define ASD’s work and mission.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements In the lead up to the Summit for Democracy, join the Alliance for Securing Democracy for two exciting discussions as part of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum: The first will focus on how democracies can respond to digital authorit [...]

2021-11-24T09:14:09-05:00November 24, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement We’re recruiting for our spring 2022 research internship! Interns will assist our fellows with research on autocratic actors’ attempts to undermine democracies. Apply here. Our Take President Biden should anchor dialogue at the Summi [...]

2021-11-17T10:24:49-05:00November 17, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Since the Biden administration invited leaders from some less-than-democratic countries to the Summit for Democracy, it must also ensure that opposition leaders, civil society activists, and journalists have a seat at the table, Director L [...]

2021-11-09T16:40:44-05:00November 9, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We are pleased to join the German Marshall Fund of the United States in announcing that Heather A. Conley, currently senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will [...]

2021-11-02T15:06:30-04:00November 2, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Tune in on Thursday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT/ 4:00 p.m. CEST for a Facebook live Q&A with Cybersecurity Fellow Maurice Turner on recent attacks on critical infrastructure, the allied takedown of REvil, and international effor [...]

2021-11-02T15:07:22-04:00October 26, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ICYMI, we hosted an event on tackling information manipulation in Europe with Hybrid Centre of Excellence Director Teija Tiilikainen, ASD Director Laura Thornton, and ASD Senior Fellow Bret Schafer. One big takeaway: Building resilience to [...]

2021-10-19T16:21:19-04:00October 19, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement Join ASD and the European Centre of Excellence on Hybrid Threats (CoE) for a virtual discussion on how to address the information threats facing Europe with CoE Director Teija Tiilikainen, ASD Director Laura Thornton, and ASD Senior Fe [...]

2021-10-12T16:36:03-04:00October 12, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements The Kremlin employs disinformation operations to weaken its competitors overseas, to maintain influence in its own neighborhood, and to keep President Putin in power. ASD teamed up with the Bertelsmann Foundation to shine a spotlight [...]

2021-10-05T17:25:51-04:00October 5, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Congratulations to GMF President Dr. Karen Donfried on her appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs! The German Marshall Fund is hiring! GMF’s communications team is looking for a press officer and [...]

2021-09-28T17:14:32-04:00September 28, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The United States is failing to regulate the U.S.-based professionals who continue to enable national security threats by handling dirty money through secret channels. It’s time to regulate the enablers, Malign Finance Fellow Josh Rudolph [...]

2021-09-22T09:44:47-04:00September 21, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We’re hiring! We are looking for a Data Analyst and a Program Assistant to join our team in Washington, D.C., and a Head of European Operations to join our team in Brussels. Apply now! Join GMF for a conversation with Lithuanian Forei [...]

2021-09-21T15:23:30-04:00September 14, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We’re hiring! We are looking for a Data Analyst and a Program Assistant to join our team in Washington, D.C., and a Head of European Operations to join our team in Brussels. Apply now! Our Take RT Deutsch has become the most promine [...]

2021-09-08T16:32:48-04:00September 8, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Join ASD and GMF Berlin for an interactive event on foreign interference in Germany’s election with Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior Günter Krings (CDU), Bundestag Member Nils Schmid (SPD), Brookin [...]

2021-09-01T10:02:57-04:00August 31, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Join ASD and GMF Berlin for an interactive event on foreign interference in Germany’s election with Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior Günter Krings (CDU), Bundestag Member Nils Schmid (SPD), Brookin [...]

2021-08-25T09:23:17-04:00August 24, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take When engaging with China, the EU should do more to match the decisive pro-democracy measures of some of its smaller member states, most notably Lithuania, Hong-Cheng Hsiao and Research Analyst Etienne Soula argue in an ASD blog post.  Chin [...]

2021-08-17T16:43:23-04:00August 17, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take What will Germany’s foreign policy look like after the federal elections in September? GMF researcher David Metzger analyzes the major parties’ platforms and how they address Russia, China, and information manipulation in an ASD blog post. [...]

2021-08-10T15:58:33-04:00August 10, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Applications for our U.S.-based fall 2021 internships are open! Apply for the communications internship here and the research internship here.  Tune in this Friday at 5:30 p.m. EDT/ 11:30 p.m. CET as Cybersecurity Fellow Maurice Turne [...]

2021-08-03T16:33:26-04:00August 3, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take There are ten values-based principles that can help transatlantic democracies develop common frameworks for understanding and addressing manipulated information, ASD Program Manager and Fellow Nad’a Kovalčíková and Globsec’s Dominika Hajdu [...]

2021-07-28T10:00:30-04:00July 27, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take It’s probable that REvil—the Russia-based hacker gang that vanished after being blamed for the Kaseya cyberattack—will pop back up with a new name and more victims, Cybersecurity Fellow Maurice Turner said on CBS News. Russian state-backed [...]

2021-07-20T16:55:17-04:00July 20, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The United States needs a different deterrent strategy to counter the increasing number of ransomware attacks facing the country, Cybersecurity Fellow Maurice Turner said on CBS News. Since the Biden administration launched the Wuhan lab l [...]

2021-07-14T09:14:34-04:00July 13, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements ASD’s David Levine and OSET’s Eddie Perez will present their new report, Enhancing the Security of Electronic Pollbooks Is Essential for Election Integrity, at the Electoral Integrity Project's virtual workshop on Friday, July 9 at 9: [...]

2021-07-07T09:17:44-04:00July 6, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take On economic statecraft toward China, the Biden administration picked up where the Trump administration left off: seeking to restrict financial flows to China’s military-industrial base and limit the activities of Chinese companies that cou [...]

2021-06-30T09:29:28-04:00June 29, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements For our friends on the Hill: Join us on Thursday, June 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST for a briefing on combating China’s use of covert money to undermine democracy by ASD Malign Finance Fellow Josh Rudolph and China Analyst Bryce [...]

2021-06-22T15:54:44-04:00June 22, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements ASD kicked off GMF’s annual Brussels Forum with discussions on democratic resilience and how democracies can offset autocratic advances. Tune in Friday, June 18 as ASD Cybersecurity Fellow Maurice Turner leads a panel on making cybers [...]

2021-06-15T15:56:30-04:00June 15, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements From June 14 to June 18, 2021, the German Marshall Fund will convene the 16th edition of Brussels Forum under the theme “Reimagining Democracy.” We will be joined by leading stakeholders from the United States and Europe for our discu [...]

2021-06-08T14:34:37-04:00June 8, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The United States lacks a comprehensive law to regulate Americans' data, opening up vulnerabilities that foreign governments like China and Russia can use to surveil Americans, track intelligence assets or military personnel, develop targe [...]

2021-06-02T10:45:05-04:00June 2, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Democratic backsliding is contagious. Democracies must support one another, share lessons learned, and operate in an alliance to fight against the rise of authoritarianism and build more resilient societies, Director Laura Thornton told Ge [...]

2021-05-26T09:10:03-04:00May 25, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements For our friends on the Hill: Join us on Thursday, May 20 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm for a briefing on contesting China’s techno-authoritarianism by ASD Emerging Technologies Fellow Lindsay Gorman. Register for the briefing here. Our Take [...]

2021-05-18T15:37:00-04:00May 18, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Today we launched the 2021 German Elections Dashboard, an interactive open source tool that will provide summary analysis of topics and themes promoted by influential foreign and domestic messengers during this year’s regional and fed [...]

2021-05-11T16:42:03-04:00May 11, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Join GMF Berlin for Elections 2021: Choices for Germany after Merkel on Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. EDT/ 6:00 p.m. CEDT. ASD Media and Digital Disinformation Fellow Bret Schafer will give a special presentation to preview ASD’s Germ [...]

2021-05-05T11:47:36-04:00May 4, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements ASD has partnered with Globsec to enhance their Alliance for Healthy Infosphere in an effort to craft policies that national governments and European institutions can implement to raise the costs on malign interference, ensure safe en [...]

2021-04-27T15:03:14-04:00April 27, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Congratulations to GMF President Dr. Karen Donfried on her nomination to serve as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs to the Biden administration! The new and improved Hamilton 2.0 dashboard is now live! Wit [...]

2021-04-20T15:52:20-04:00April 20, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Join ASD, the Government of Canada, and Microsoft on Wednesday, April 14 at 12:15 p.m. EDT/6:15 p.m. CET for the launch of a Paris Call compendium on countering election interference with Canada’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs [...]

2021-04-13T16:40:26-04:00April 13, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We're excited to welcome Maurice Turner to the team as our new cybersecurity fellow! He most recently provided technical expertise to the Election Assistance Commission and has worked with local, state, and federal partners to identif [...]

2021-04-07T09:56:34-04:00April 6, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We are thrilled to announce Laura Thornton as ASD’s new director! She brings deep knowledge of and experience with strengthening democracy around the world. Our Take For nearly a year, our team has documented steps that government, [...]

2021-04-05T11:54:25-04:00March 30, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Ahead of the Biden administration’s first face-to-face meeting with top Chinese officials last week, China Analyst Bryce Barros noted that a reset is unlikely, and Emerging Technologies Fellow Lindsay Gorman explained why Beijing’s “divide [...]

2021-03-24T09:27:01-04:00March 23, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement In case you missed it, we analyzed more than 35,000 Russian, Chinese, and Iranian vaccine-related messages captured on our Hamilton 2.0 dashboard to understand the impact of these information operations. Tweet us your question to recei [...]

2021-03-16T17:02:41-04:00March 16, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Russia, China, and Iran have been carrying out information operations to manipulate narratives around coronavirus vaccines, including Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. In a new report, we analyze more than 35,000 vaccine-related messages c [...]

2021-03-09T16:26:19-05:00March 9, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take A network of obscure, English-language "news sites" spread disinformation alleging that Ukrainian soldiers died after testing an experimental U.S. coronavirus vaccine. This narrative benefited one entity above all others: the Kremlin, Non- [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:00-05:00March 3, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement Join GMF and the Slovak Embassy in the United States on Thursday, February 25 for a discussion on Slovak and U.S. efforts to strengthen democracy and combat corruption and kleptocracy with Slovakian Justice Minister Mária Kolíková, GMF [...]

2021-02-23T16:29:27-05:00February 23, 2021|By |
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